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Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Night.

Quote for Today: The first Zucchini I ever saw I killed it with a hoe. John Gould, “Monstrous Depravity” 1963

Thought I had heard it all, but August 8th is National Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Night. This holiday was established by Pennsylvanian Tom Roy in an effort to get rid of Zucchini from the overzealous planters in his neck of the woods.  On a big list of ways to get rid of unwanted Zucchini, my favorite piece of advice was “under the light of the full moon, either stark naked or wearing full camouflage, carrying a machete, run amuck in your Zucchini patch, cutting and slashing then deliver to your neighbor’s doorstep. Thank Mother Nature before and after this liberating experience.” I, on the other hand, would do this with some extra Zucchini.

Sauteed Zucchini and sun dried Tomato Quiche with fresh Basil and Feta Cheese

Sauteed Zucchini and Sun-dried Tomato Quiche with fresh Basil and Feta Cheese

Sauteed Zucchini and Sun-dried Tomato Quiche with fresh Basil and Feta Cheese

Ingredients
2 Frozen standard pie shells
18 Large eggs
6 oz Heavy cream
6 oz Zucchini, fine dice
3 oz Sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
2 cloves Garlic, minced
2 oz White Wine
2 Tbsp Butter
6 Large Basil Leaves, chiffonade
4 oz Feta Cheese, crumbled
Salt and Pepper to taste

Procedure
In a large saute pan melt butter over medium-high heat. Add Zucchini, sun-dried tomatoes and garlic. Saute for 2-3 minutes. Add white wine and reduce until dry. Set aside to cool. In each pie shell add half of the Feta Cheese, Basil and cooled Zucchini mixture. In a large mixing bowl, add 9 eggs and whip well. Add 3 oz cream and whisk until combined. Season with salt and pepper then add to one pie shell. Repeat this process and add the second pie shell. Place filled pie shells on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake in 350-degree oven for 30-40 minutes until eggs are set. Allow cooling before cutting. Serves 8.

Zucchini housePlace any leftover Zucchini onto your neighbor’s porch after midnight either naked or in full camouflage. Watch out for the bubble gun machines or anyone who strongly suggests you put on a jacket that laces in the back. Good Luck!

Chef TJ & CJ

Chef TJ & CJ

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